Vocalist Jane Monheit delivers a sophisticated and romantic set of standards on her 2010 effort Home. Once again showcasing Monheit's sparkling virtuosic singing, Home also features the backing talents of the singer's longtime associates pianist Michael Kanan, bassist Neal Miner, and drummer Rick Montalbano. Also featured are guitarist Frank Vignola, trumpeter Joe Magnarelli, violinist Mark O'Connor, and others. Although Monheit takes the spotlight on such American popular songbook tunes as "A Shine on Your Shoes,'' "This Is Always," and "I'll Be Around," she also allows for several exceptional duets, including "Tonight You Belong to Me" with singer/guitarist John Pizzarelli and "It's Only Smoke" with singer Peter Eldridge. Home is an urbane, immaculately produced effort that should appeal to Monheit's longtime fans.
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AllMusic Review by Matt Collar